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Nutter Setting Aside $31M For Resolution With Firefighters

One day after the firefighters union ousted its leader, the Nutter Administration announced the mayor is setting aside more than $30 million towards a resolution of its long-running contract dispute with the union.

05/17/2013

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Amid Persistent Contract Standoff, Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Votes New Head

Battalion chief Joseph Schulle won the seat of president in a decisive election victory over the incumbent, Bill Gault, who has held the post since July 2009.

05/16/2013

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City Mourns Fallen Firefighters On One-Year Anniversary Of Blaze

It is the portrait of a hero, at once inspirational and heartbreaking.

04/09/2013

(Firefighters Local 22 president Bill Gault, right, Pa. state sen. Mike Stack, center, and AFL-CIO president Pat Eiding, left, talk with reporters at City Hall.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Unions Urging Nutter to Abandon Firefighter Contract Appeals

You’re not fighting the police award, local labor leaders were asking Mayor Nutter today, so why are you continuing to fight the firefighters’ arbitration award?

02/07/2013

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Nutter Administration Won’t Appeal Pay Raises Given To Police Union

The Nutter Administration has decided not to appeal two years of pay raises awarded by an arbitrator last month to the police union.

01/18/2013

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2012 Year in Review: Two Philadelphia Firefighters Killed in Kensington Blaze

It was a tragedy that shook the city of Philadelphia: the loss of two firefighters in a wall collapse during a massive warehouse fire in Kensington.

12/26/2012

(Bill Gault, president of Philadelphia firefighters' union Local 22, in file photo.  Credit:  CBS3)

Battle Between Nutter Administration And Firefighters’ Union Heads To Court

The battle between the Nutter administration and Local 22, the city’s firefighter’s union, over a new contract looks like it will be heading to state court.

12/11/2012

(Members of the Philadelphia firefighters' union, Local 22, at City Hall today for a hearing on the ongoing pay dispute between the city and the union.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Judge Rules In Favor Of Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union

A city judge has dealt a defeat to the Nutter Administration in its effort to block the last summer’s arbitration contract award to the firefighters.

11/20/2012

(Bill Gault, president of Philadelphia firefighters' union Local 22, in file photo.  Credit:  CBS3)

Schedule Changes Draw Mixed Reaction Among Philly Firefighters

The fire commissioner issued a memo this week informing firefighters and Local 22 officials of his intention to alter the firefighters’ shifts as of mid-October.

09/11/2012

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Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Against City

Firefighters Local 22 is asking the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board to force the Nutter administration to turn over internal documents about last April’s fatal fire in Kensington.

09/04/2012

(PICA Chairman Sam Katz, third from right, said the state agency's vote on Mayor Nutter's long-range budget will be delayed until September. credit: Mike Dunn)

PICA Board Delays Vote On Nutter’s Long-Range Budget

Aides to Mayor Nutter on Thursday spelled out a long list of cuts, including layoffs, that they say would be needed if the city loses its appeal of an arbitrator’s award to firefighters. The move prompted the PICA board to delay its vote on Nutter’s long-range budget.

08/09/2012

(Local 22 president Bill Gault, right, with other fire union officials at the union's headquarters on July 17th.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Will Keep Fighting Arbitrators’ Award to Firefighters

Bill Gault, the head of firefighters’ union Local 22, called Nutter “arrogant,” and a member of the state board that oversees city finances called the decision “a red flag.”

07/27/2012

(Firefighters filled North Broad Street this afternoon, demanding that the City of Philadelphia honor an arbitrator's award.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Firefighters Demand Philadelphia Honor Arbitrator’s Contract Award

The Philadelphia firefighters’ union took advantage of the national firefighters’ convention here to bring reinforcements to their demand for a new contract.

07/26/2012

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Firefighters Excited About Biden’s Visit To Philadelphia

Vice President Joe Biden will make a stop at the International Association of Fire Fighter’s Convention in Philadelphia today.

07/25/2012

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Local Crews In Limbo At National Firefighters Convention In Philadelphia.

6,000 firefighters from across North America gathered at the National Constitution Center on Sunday night for the opening reception of their national convention. But local crews had other things on their minds.

07/22/2012

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